Congrats on your engagement! Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, and frankly, mentally exhausting. You should be enjoying your love bubble, not stressing about marrying your soulmate. Whether you're the kind of person that can't wait to start arranging wedding details, or you want nothing to do with the process, here are some things to think about after getting engaged.
Enjoy the Moment
Pop the champagne, share the good news, and soak in the excitement.
As I've mentioned in several other blogs.... Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest! Include the groom in this task, the wedding should reflect the two of you and things you both love.
Time to get serious. Have an honest conversation with your fiance and family members like your parents to find out who can contribute what, and what you can expect to have to cover yourself.
Create your Guest List
Start by writing down everyone that you'd ideally invite, and then ask your parents to add to the list. You don't need an exact number just yet, that's what the RSVP's are for. Having a close estimate of a guest count will help determine budget, and then you can narrow down the list later on to cut back on costs.
Hire a Wedding Planner
Decide how much of the planning you want to be in charge of, and then find a planner that fits your style to do the rest. They can either coordinate only the day of the wedding, or do as much as planning the entire thing.
Select Ceremony and Reception Venue
You can have both events at the same location, or separate locations. Take guest count and budget into consideration when looking for venues. Your wedding planner will have a list of recommended venues that fit your style and budget. Don't wait to book, this should be one of the first things that you do!